In general I’m quite a fan of the BBC and if I find myself watching ITV when the 10 o’clock news comes on one of us will say ‘change it to the real news’ – meaning the BBC as it’s usually better, but recently Auntie Beeb has been annoying me because they seem to be dumbing down a lot.
Tonight I was listening to the 6 o’clock news on the radio whilst cooking the dinner and the news was all about the phone hacking court case. For some reason someone at the BBC decided that that was a good excuse to broadcast the private details of a phone call between certain young royals!
How can that be seen as a responsible and fair thing to do? Surely the whole phone hacking affair is about people illegally obtaining private telephone conversations and using the information in them? Whoever decided that it was necessary to provide those private details to the listening public should be hauled over the coals, or even dismissed from their high paying position.
But what am I saying?! That would just be another excuse to give the offender a massive pay off, and then probably re-hire them in another department.
Well, that’s my wee rant over, just call me – Disgusted of Kirkcaldy.